Monday, November 24, 2014

View from Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills, California offers the country and equestrian lifestyle, with the urban amenities of Los Angeles in the flats below, rimmed with mountains and the beach beyond.  Yes, the Rolling Hills lifestyle is special, very special.

For more information about Rolling Hills properties contact Charlemagne Int'l Properties at 310.493.8333, or email

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Luxury Kitchen in Rolling Hills

This is my favorite kitchen of the week from our weekly Tuesday gallivanting around the Palos Verdes Peninsula to check out new listings for our clientele.

Talk about gorgeous and flirting with a modern flair, yet still encompassing the Rolling Hills lifestyle with a big city view and room for horses--this property offers New Century livability with treasured traditional Rolling Hills expectations.

Want to see it before it is snapped up by someone who truly wants it all?  Give us a call at 310.493.8333 or email

Homes for sale in Rolling Hills CA:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lush and Luxurious in Rancho Palos Verdes

 Luxury guest home in Palos Verdes

There are many housing options in Los Angeles County.  You can embrace the urban lifestyle, the beach lifestyle, or you can find a property far removed from the maddening crowd such as this one in Rancho Palos Verdes. Pictured is the meditation room, or perhaps meditation house would be the more appropriate term, since the structure includes a bedroom and spa-like bath that open to a private garden.

Located in a gated community this gated estate offers several layers of privacy appreciated by the most discerning of clients.  The main house is a study in serenity and the grounds are both beautiful and calming.

For more information about luxury homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact or call 310.493.8333 to discuss buying or selling a property on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Luxury Homes in Palos Verdes: $2,000,000 to $5,000,000

Friday, November 7, 2014

Luxury Homes in Rancho Palos Verdes CA

Luxury homes in Rancho Palos Verdes hug the coastline of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The bulk of homes priced over $2,000,000 will either be located close to the ocean or command a sweeping view from a hilltop location.  29 RPV homes priced over $2M have sold YTD.  Two properties topped  $7,000,000.  One of the luxury homes was located in the Oceanfront Estates community and the other on Marguerite Drive.

Palos Verdes Drive South snakes along the south side of Palos Verdes and is the location of many of Rancho Palos Verdes luxury properties.  The Estates at Trump National and the villas and casitas at Terranea Resort are located off PVDS.  Hills rise on the north side of the drive and offer the perfect setting for spectacular views.  Peninsula Point, directly across from the entrance to Terrana resort, is a good example of a hillside view neighborhood with luxury homes priced over $2,000,000. 

Oceanfront Estates and the homes on Marguerite Drive command some of the top prices paid for luxury homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The estate-size properties and bluff top locations will continue to elevate these homes to the top tier of Palos Verdes Peninsula luxury properties.

For more information about coastal luxury homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Charlemagne International Properties at 310.493.8333 or

Homes in Rancho Palos Verdes priced over $2,000,000:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Where Are the Uber Luxury Homes in Palos Verdes?

You may not realize Palos Verdes is not a city.  It is the geographical area known as the Palos Verdes Peninsula and encompasses the four cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.  The locals refer to the entire area as either "The Hill" or simply Palos Verdes.

This can be confusing for prospective new residents.  Recently, we showed a property and the buyer did not realize Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates are two separate cities with different rules and regulations governing them.

When it comes to luxury homes in Palos Verdes they are scattered throughout the entire area.  Naturally, the areas closest to the water have clusters of high-end homes, but so does Rolling Hills and that's about as far away from the water as it gets in Palos Verdes.

Here's a snapshot of where Palos Verdes luxury homes currently for sale priced over $5,000,000 are located by city:
Rancho Palos Verdes:  7
Palos Verdes Estates: 6 
Rolling Hills:  6
Rolling Hills Estates:  0

For a personal tour of luxury homes in Palos Verdes contact Charlemagne Int'l Properties at 310.493.8333 or

Homes for Sale in Palos Verdes (Priced over $5,000,000):

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Palos Verdes Luxury Home Market Report--November 2014

Here's a snapshot of how the Palos Verdes luxury home market performed for the month of October 2014:
13 Palos Verdes luxury homes priced over $2,000,000 sold, with six sales in Palos Verdes Estates, four in Rancho Palos Verdes and three in Rolling Hills Estates.  Palos Verdes Estates captured the most expensive October sale with a property on Via Fernandez selling for $13,500,000.

16 Palos Verdes luxury homes are in escrow with accepted offers.

85 luxury homes priced over $2,000,000 are for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

In other news: one of our Palos Verdes clients just listed their Pasadena home at 875 Madison Ave in Pasadena CA.

- Norma Toering, Broker at Charlemagne Intl Properties
(310) 493-8333 or

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes ($2M - $5M):

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes ($5M+):